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Dang Dawgs,

I've been busy. Too busy to update?! Very rude, I know. Apologies.



Back in February, I had a piece published on Kill Screen about Twenty Sided Store, a pretty awesome gaming store and space in Brooklyn. When visiting some homies down there over the new year, I pretty much demanded we go to this place, and we were lucky that it was open. It was magical! I had to tone down my positive vibes in writing this piece, but god damn I wish this store was up here.

And I can add, as a post-script to the piece, that Twenty Sided Store ran a strong D&D Next campaign at PAX East. So much fun! Our DM Leo was a gentleman and a scholar, and if nothing else, gave us the line: "As we say in Brooklyn, describe your kill." Gold.

Shortly after that, as I alluded to in the previous post, my review of Titanfall went up. Again, tried not to oversell. And some people think my comparison to True Detective was not appropriate. Those people are wrong. But dang, even a few months after turning that in, Titanfall still calls out to me. Which is such a strange feeling, as far as online games go, because they usually just make me anxious.

While playing Titanfall, when things got too intense, I would unwind with Retro Game Crunch. Haven't missed the NES so hard in a while, some classy, short, well-crafted games to wrench out some old emotions.

And more recently I had the pleasure of playing Monument Valley while flying to Tampa to visit some friends. Such a sublime little experience! More zen koans in game form please.

With more to come! Thanks for checkin' out all my overwrought thoughts.

Levi


The review train keeps on rumbling through town. Switching tracks (but not metaphors), I've a couple new poetry reviews up over at THEthe poetry. First up is the latest chap from Brian Trimboli, a totally chill bro that you should let ice you sometime. Is it sad that to me "ice" pretty much only means "intrusion countermeasure electronics" now? Not sad. Glorious.

Anyways, Brian rules, and you can hear me gush about how awesome he is over here.



After that I took a look at Bend to It, the latest collection from Kevin Simmonds. Poetry everywhere!

Now time to play Titanfall, gleefully, obligatorily.
It's been a busy month of words about marginal things, culturally speaking. But since we play Boss Monster at least once, sometimes twice a week over at work since I got it, it's definitely something worth singing the praises of. So I sang them, over at Kill Screen, as I am wont to do.



I also played a bit of Strike Vector, a snazzy looking flying arena shooter that reminded me how low I am on all food chains. It's fair because it's true.



And maybe the promise of Spring is reinvigorating my desire to play guitar? Why worry, just play.

Levi
More words! Been playing a lot of games for Kill Screen, and some not for them, but they're the ones that pay me to write so whatever.

The Agents and Clusterfuck are both a blast to play. I highly recommend them to you, after you read my reviews.

The rain be drizzling today. Plans to meet up with Will Dowd later. Nature continues its cruel march towards the void.

Levi
I've been busy!



Over at Kill Screen, two new reviews for you. Neither are what I would call "flattering", more about effort than payoff I suppose. Couldn't really find many folks to do the Pathfinder game with me, not that I pestered that hard. DataJack was fun-ish, totally worth the download.

And some words on words! A pretty strong book that I was pressed upon to read, as you should.

CHECK IT.
Levi
 
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